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Journalism Project

NGO News Africa is an online news source that reports on the work of NGOs in Africa. It is the first news portal dedicated to showcasing the work of NGOs and is also engaged in a lot research for both donors, the NGO communities and individuals. NGO News Africa also highlights critical developement topics and is a means of sharing best practices throughout the continent.

If you have an interest in blogging and journalism, this is an opportunity to use your writing skills to promote a worthwhile cause. Below are some of the current volunteer opportunities available.


Researcher / Investigative Journalist

Are you interested in reporting on events related to non-profit organisations and development? Do you have the capacity to report, schedule and conduct interviews with stakeholders relevant to a particular story?

In developing stories, research is very important and  you may need to conduct a thorough investigation to seek out the truth. If you think you can help NGO News Africa to develop rich and insightful content, apply to to join us.


Are you a student looking for an internship in journalism or communications? There is an opportunity for you to work with

Volunteer Requirements for Journalism

  • At least 18 years or older
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong commitment to values and principles of volunteerism
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to adjust to difficult living and working conditions
  • Strong support and advocate for NGOs
  • Should be able to work independently and in teams
  • Ability to respect and abide by the rules of the placement activity

Further Details

Project Duration

No duration limit


Placements available year round

Cost of Living

Refer to Living Conditions and Cost section Visit for the current exchange rate in your local currency


Registration Fee of of 150 Euros required to secure placement Total Payment required 90 days before arrival


Greater Accra and Eastern Region of Ghana

Nearest Airport

Accra Airport (ACC) – (also known as Kotoka International Airport)

What’s Included in the Project Fees

Registration Fee (Non Refundable if you choose not to go)

  • Application Review and processing
  • Administration costs
  • Visa Support letter
  • 24/7 emergency support from  CVN
  • Program marketing costs
  • Pre-departure information
  • Travel costs to CVN progam Education & Health Fund and communication costs with volunteers

Program Fee

  • Airport pick up
  • Orientation
  • Supervision
  • Accommodation and evening meals during volunteer placement period
  • In-country 24/7 volunteer support
  • In-country administration costs

What’s Not Included

  • Airfare to Ghana
  • Visa Fees
  • Vaccinations and immunizations (please speak to your local GP)
  • Personal insurance (required)
  • Personal spending
  • In-country travel


Volunteers working on CVN projects live in Volta Region Region. Please confirm your project location with our coordinator. Volunteers live in shared rooms with bunk beds. Couples are advised to inform us if they wish to share a room in advance. The rooms have comfortable beds with pillows and covers, so there is no need to bring sleeping bags. The volunteer apartment has a kitchen with fridge, as well as toilet and shower facilities.

Additional Services Based on Availability

  • Basic TWI language orientation (Special Fees apply)
  • Mobile phone SIM card number on arrival, so that you can inform family and friends of your number in Ghana
  • Certificate of Recognition given to hardworking volunteers, as well as the opportunity to serve as CVN ambassador in your city, college or community. You need to write a volunteer report covering the period of placement to qualify for the certificate which has the endorsed logo of the United Nations Global Compact.

Health and Safety

Ghana is one of the safest countries in Africa. In the Global Peace Index it is ranked above both the United Kingdom and the United States of America. It provides a perfect introduction for first time volunteers to Africa. It has a democratic electoral process and a stable economy. Our team will ensure your health and safety at all times and you will have emergency support 24/7.

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